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Pyramimonas moestrupii McFadden

Publication details
Pyramimonas moestrupii McFadden in McFadden, Hill & Wetherbee 1986: 217, figs 1L, 5, 14G-I

Published in: McFadden, G.I., Hill, D.R.A. & Wetherbee, R. (1986). A study of the genus Pyramimonas (Prasinophyceae) from southeastern Australia. Nordic Journal of Botany 6: 209-234.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Pyramimonas is Pyramimonas tetrarhynchus Schmarda.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Vestigifera

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Pyramimonas norrisii S.Sym & R.Pienaar 1991

Distributional notes
Australia (type); also New Zealand - Moestrup, pers. comm. (INA). Alonzo-González et al., 2014 (citing various authors) note that this species has been recorded from the coasts of Australia, New Zealand, and southern Africa between Namibia and Mozambique, as well as Nivá Bay, Denmark. - (16 Feb 2015) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Corio Bay, Victoria, Australia (Silva 1996-to date). Holotype: Fig. 5F (Mcfadden et al., 1986): 19 May 1982; (Silva 1996-to date

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Source of current name
Throndsen, J. (1996). The planktonic marine flagellates. In: Identifying marine phytoplankton. (Tomas, C.R. Eds), pp. 591-730. San Diego: Academic Press.

Key references
Alonso-González, A., Orive, E., David, H., García-Etxebarria, K., Garrido, J.L., Laza-Martínez, A. & Seoane, S. (2014). Scaly green flagellates from Spanish Atlantic coastal waters: molecular, ultrastructural and pigment analyses. Botanica Marina 57(5): 379-402.

Suda, S. (2004). Taxonomic characterization of Pyramimonas aurea sp. nov. (Prasinophyceae, Chlorophyta). Phycologia 43: 682-692.

Created: 30 May 2005 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 16 February 2015 by Wendy Guiry

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Wendy Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 16 February 2019.

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